Cazoo, the start-up online motor retailer, has hired Piers Stobbs as its Chief Data Officer as it prepares to begin trading in the UK.
Reporting directly to founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman Stobbs will be in charge of analytics, business intelligence, data science and artificial intelligence, data engineering, governance and data innovation.
Stobbs spent four years in the same role a MoneySuperMarket, and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in data and analytics across multiple UK and US businesses.
Stobbs said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Cazoo and to build a data team that is focused on the customer and purchasing behaviours as well as supporting the buying and pricing teams.
“The opportunity to drive the optimal use of data throughout the business is immense and it will give Cazoo a significant edge over existing players as we scale.”
Chesterman said: “I am very pleased to welcome Piers to the Cazoo team. His experience in building customer centric data teams and using data to drive value will create fundamental advantages in our model in terms of how we apply data across all areas of the business, most notably throughout the stocking process.”
The brainchild of Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman OBE, Cazoo’s technology-based car-selling platform is set to be launched late 2019.
For further information see www.cazoo.co.uk